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Spread Betting in Financial Markets

One of the basic principles that stand behind the decision-making process of any financial market’s participant is the risk/reward trade-off, which......(read more)
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General Motors Company (GM) Is Hadling Well the Recalls: Former Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has again shocked the market with it’s another set of new recalls totalling 8.45 million cars in North America, thereby......(read more)
Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)

Alcoa Inc (AA) Considers Firth Rixson Will Complement its Business

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) is shifting focus, and indeed it has travelled a pretty much distance over the last two years to establish itself as a chief aerospace......(read more)
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Markets Dip on Weak Economic Data, Some Gains from Supreme Court

In both the US and abroad, the markets were as the two-day European Summit begins and attentions were directed to domestic economic data and the Supreme......(read more)
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Markets Rise on Improvements in Durable Goods, Housing

Markets were up across the board today. Gains were realized in both domestic and foreign markets alike. European stocks rose a little higher as investors......(read more)
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Facebook Appoints Sandberg to Board

Facebook, Inc. (FB) has had a rough time of things. Since its IPO in May, the company has ranged in price from $25.52 to $45.00 a share, and averaged......(read more)
PAULSON & CO

John Paulson Sticking With Property Investments

John Paulson, founder and manager of Paulson & Co., made $15 billion in 2007 betting against U.S. subprime mortgages, and he seems to be just as bullish......(read more)
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John Paulson’s 2011 Hedge Fund Performance

The numbers are in for John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. The hedge fund finished 2011 with depressingly low returns reports the New York Times. Paulson......(read more)
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Warren Buffett Will Be On Chinese Internet Spring Festival

Hedge fund billionaire, investment tycoon Warren Buffett will be on the annual Chinese Internet Spring Festival and meet millions of Chinese audiences......(read more)
Bill Ackman

CP Rail $CP Gets Upgrade on Prospect of New CEO

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) “was upgraded to neutral from underweight at JPMorgan on raised expectations that Hunter Harrison will become CEO,&#......(read more)
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Insider Trading: WL Ross & Co Bought Shares In $XCO

Wilbur Ross’s Invesco Private Capital (WL Ross & Co) recently reported its insider purchases in Exco Resources Inc. (XCO). The firm bought 363 thousand......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Move Away from Oil Stocks

Big oil used to be a solid investment. The stocks trade like utilities – they tend to offer stable growth with decent dividends. But, things have been......(read more)
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Cramer on $CELG, Berkowitz Report, Hedge Fund Redemptions

Jim Cramer Says Celgene is Better Than Pfizer (InsiderMonkey) Jim Cramer is the host of the popular “Mad Money” show on CNBC. He is famous for making......(read more)
Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS

Jana Partners Investor Letter 2011 Q3

Jana Partners’ 2011 Q3 investor letter is out. In the third quarter, Barry Rosenstein‘s Jana Partners worked with McGraw Hill (MHP) as the......(read more)
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Raj’s Fine, Icahn Ups $TPCA, Citadel Ups $MDC, Och-Ziff Down

Poor Raj: Hedge-Fund Titan Says Penalty Too Big (FoxBusiness) Convicted hedge-fund titan Raj Rajaratnam will likely appeal the record penalty handed down......(read more)
SAC CAPITAL ADVISORS

Citrone Ups $PANL, Cohen Likes $GNC, Brown $PRS, Hawkins $KWK

Rob Citrone’s Discovery Capital Increases Stake in $PANL (InsiderMonkey) Rob Citrone’s Discovery Capital filed Form 4s for its recent insider......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

Elliott Management’s Paul Singer Speaks Aganst Dodd-Frank

Paul Singer, fund manager of Elliott Management Group and favorite of the Tiger21 club, recently spoke to members of the Federalist Society at a conference......(read more)
Jeffrey Tannenbaum

Fir Tree Real Estate Fund, New Clarium Fund, Arrowhead Ponzi Case

Fir Tree Nets $628M For Real Estate Fund (FINAlternatives) The $7 billion New York-based firm announced that its Real Estate Opportunity Fund II garnered......(read more)
THIRD POINT

Third Point’s Dan Loeb Wants Jerry Yang Deposed from Yahoo $YHOO

Hedge Fund Manager Dan Loeb is worried Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo, will muck up its sale reports the Wall Street Journal. Loeb, who manages the......(read more)
Carl Icahn

Icahn Likes $WBMD, Man Rises, RenTech Rebirth, Corzine Resigns

Icahn Raises His Stake in WebMD to 9.49% (NYTimes) Mr. Icahn said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he had bought call options......(read more)
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Dan Loeb Says He Was Too Cautious During October Rally

Dan Loeb is the founder and manager at Third Point. He is well known for big and successful investments....(read more)
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Schafer’s OSS Shuts Down, Kraft $KFT Split, EU Suspends Greek Aid

Oscar Schafer’s O.S.S. Capital Management to Shut Down (WSJ) After more than 40 years as a noted stock-picker and market commentator, Oscar Schafer......(read more)
HARBINGER

Harbinger’s Spectrum Rates BB-, Skybound in HK, Oil Falls Back

Fitch Assigns Initial Ratings of ‘BB-‘ to Harbinger Capital’s Spectrum (MarketWatch) Fitch also assigns a ‘BB-‘ rating to......(read more)
The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX)

Paradis Returns, Point Capital Launch, MJE Expands, WV Allocation

Glenn Paradis Returns as Hedge Fund Manager (MarketWatch) At Aegon Capital Management, Glenn Paradis was a well-known growth manager who focused mainly......(read more)

SEC Scolded, Wilcox Launch, MF Global FBI, SEF Case Dismissed

SEC Scolded Over Records (WSJ) An internal watchdog slapped the Securities and Exchange Commission on the wrist for its now-discontinued policy of discarding......(read more)
David Einhorn

David Einhorn Thinks Gold Companies Will Outperform Bullion

David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital has noticed a “substantial disconnect” in the market according to Bloomberg and he is investing accordingly......(read more)
Bill Ackman PERSHING SQUARE

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Builds 12.2% Stake in CP Rail

Pershing Square, the activist hedge fund founded and managed by Bill Ackman “has built up a 12.2 per cent stake in Canadian Pacific Railway, one......(read more)
T2 PARTNERS

Green Mountain Coffee Slips Lower After T2’s Tilson Comments on SEC Probe

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has had a rough October. The coffee giant popular for its Keurig K-Cups has fallen almost 30% since October 1, 2011......(read more)

Monkeys are Better at Picking Hedge Funds Than Fund of Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are a mystery to many people. They can be confusing and investors are wise to seek the advice before investing. MarketWatch posed the question......(read more)
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The Realities of Prosecuting Rajat Gupta – No Proof, No Profit

Rajat Gupta surrendered to the FBI over insider trading charges Wednesday morning. A grand jury charged Gupta with five counts of securities fraud and......(read more)
Kyle Bass

Hedge Fund Profit on Defaults, UBS Denies Report, Hedge Fund M&A

Hedge Funds Profit on Defaults (TheAustralian) WHILE I was at work on a book about the 2008 financial disaster I became interested in a tiny handful of......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Asia, SEC Finra, Goldman Sachs Sued, Fund Exposure

Hedge Funds Shift Focus to Asia (Economist) ERIC WONG, who helps run his Hong Kong family’s money through an investment office, TCG Capital, looks like......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Could Face Double Exposure

Hedge funds could face double exposure reports Bloomberg. “When hedge funds and private-equity funds begin to reveal their inner workings to U.S......(read more)

Pivovarov Launches Altera Fund, Visium Hires Stockton, MF Global

Altera Capital to Launch Maiden Hedge Fund by Year End (FINAlternatives) A former Old Lane Partners manager has returned home to launch a high-concentrated......(read more)
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Jim Simons’ Renaissance Fund Shifts to Right

Hedge fund management can make all the difference in a fund’s performance but it can also have an effect in the political arena, as in the case......(read more)

David Baran’s Hedge Fund Symphony Financial is the Top Fund in August

David Baran’s hedge fund, Symphony Financial has been outperforming its peers. His fund “rose by more than 14.8% while most hedge funds scrambled......(read more)
Donald Yacktman

Donald Yacktman’s Fund Outperforming 96% of Peers

Donald Yacktman is one of the most successful fund managers in the industry reports Businessweek....(read more)
BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES

Hedge Fund News – Bridgewater’s Jensen 3rd in Forbes 40 Under 40

Bridgewater Associates’ Greg Jensen and Centaurus Capital’s John Arnold Listed in Top 5 of Forbes’ ’40 Under 40′ List (FINAlternatives......(read more)
Barry Rosenstein JANA PARTNERS

Jana Partners Is the Best Activist Hedge Fund To Imitate

Jana Partners is an activist hedge fund. This means that it take positions in its investments that are large enough to afford the firm a voice in the......(read more)
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Sprint Moves to Stop AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

AT&T (T) is being blocked from purchasing T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom AG reports the Wall Street Journal....(read more)
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Hedge Fund News – Fortress Hires David Dredge

Fortress Investment Hires Ex-Artradis Manager David Dredge (Reuters) Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) has hired David Dredge as co-chief investment......(read more)

Perry Capital Cuts Alp Ercil, George Brokaw and Andy Isikoff

Richard Perry‘s Perry Capital announced that it is cutting three partners and roughly 30 managers and analysts, as well as closing its Hong King......(read more)
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Bo K. Brownstein Expected to Plead Guilty Today to Insider Trading

Bo K. Brownstein, the head of Big 5 Asset Management, is expected to plead guilty on insider trading charges today. Brownstein will enter his plea today......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global and Others Up Big At Midday on Seagate Technologies $STX Increase

Several hedge funds made big Friday on Seagate Technologies (STX) after the stock swelled from $12.06 at close yesterday to trade at $14.74 midday. The......(read more)
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Raj Rajaratnam, Convicted Insider Trader, to Get Kidney Transplant Paid for by Taxpayers

According to CNN Money, Raj Rajaratnam, the man recently sentenced to 11 years for insider trading, may be receiving a kidney transplant, at the taxpayers......(read more)
GOTHAM ASSET MANAGEMENT

Joel Greenblatt Talks About Hedge Fund Resiliency

Joel Greenblatt, Gotham Capital talked to the Wall Street Journal’s Steve Eder yesterday about the resiliency of hedge funds. The video is embedded......(read more)
HARBINGER

Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Top Holding $BHP Rumored to Be in Talks With Ferrous

According to Bloomberg, BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP) is in talks to buy Ferrous Resources Ltd, a Brazilian iron-ore producer. The deal is rumored to be worth......(read more)
MAVERICK CAPITAL

Apollo Group $APOL Soars in Early Trading on Earnings Report, Hedge Funds Make Big

Several hedge funds made big after Apollo Group (APOL), the company behind University of Phoenix, reported profits and sales above analyst estimates,......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

Bernanke Says Fed Needs to Halt Asset Bubbles

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that the Fed may need to use monetary policy tools to prevent asset bubbles from forming reports CNBC......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Recovered Some of their $BAC Losses Today

Bank of America Corp (BAC) rose over 40 cents a share on news Tuesday that it “posted a profit of $6.2 billion, or 56 cents a share, compared to......(read more)